PUBLISHED ON MARCH 22, 2017
The litany of lies emanating from President Trump’s oral cavity pour forth so fast and furious that it’s often difficult to keep track of them.
Amongst the false wiretap claims, the estimated size of inauguration crowds, and the fake promises of an Obamacare replacement bill that would lower costs and improve coverage for all Americans, no one would blame you for forgetting his phony proclamations that “thousands” of voters were bussed from Massachusetts to New Hampshire to fraudulently vote in the 2016 presidential election.
What many people wrote off as a weird conspiratorial rant designed to assuage Trump’s hard feelings over losing the state to Hillary Clinton was taken deadly seriously by Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.
Weintraub blasted Trump today in a strongly-worded letter demanding yet again that he provide details of his allegations of conspiracy to commit widespread voter fraud so the commission and law-enforcement officials can address them “promptly and thoroughly”. The Commissioner had asked Trump for evidence when he initially made the allegations, but has received no response to date.
According to Weintraub:
“This allegation of a vast conspiracy, involving thousands of people committing felony criminal acts aimed at stealing the election, has deeply disturbed citizens throughout America. I have heard from many of them, including proud and patriotic New Englanders who are shocked by the allegation and feel that it impugns their historic role in opur democracy.”After reminding the President that his charges fall directly under the jurisdiction of the FEC, the commissioner requests the evidence, since Trump:
“cannot have responsibly alleged this scheme without already having sufficient facts in hands to do so.”Brilliantly calling the President’s bluff by asking him to show his hand, Weintraub goes on to remind Trump why and how his allegations have horrific repercussions on the U.S. electoral system. Stating that the words of the President of the United States “carry considerable persuasive and legal weight”, she warns that lawmakers around the country may actually trust those words and enact “unwarranted voter restrictions”.